Definition of building
1 : a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)
2 : the art or business of assembling materials into a structure
Examples of building in a sentence
My office is in that small brick building.
We bought the land for building.
First Known Use of building
BUILDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of building for English Language Learners
: a structure (such as a house, hospital, school, etc.) with a roof and walls that is used as a place for people to live, work, do activities, store things, etc.
: the act or process of making structures by putting together materials
BUILDING Defined for Kids
Definition of building for Students
1 : a permanent structure built as a dwelling, shelter, or place for human activities or for storage <an office building>
2 : the art, work, or business of assembling materials into a structure
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